The Worst Movies Starring Our Favorite Pop Stars

By: Becky Bain // February 27, 2012

Last night, the 84th Academy Awards honored the best in film, but it’s often the worst movies that we find the most entertaining. And our favorite type of terrible movie? Pretty much any flick a pop star graces with their presence. Sure, there are exceptions — like Justin Timberlake shining in 2010’s The Social Network, or… More »

Happy Birthday, Johnny Cash: 7 Pop Covers Of The Man In Black

By: Idolator Staff // February 26, 2012

Johnny Cash, legendary American singer and songwriter, would have celebrated his 80th birthday today. But even though he’s been gone for nearly a decade, his ground-breaking music and style still wield influence. His impact on songwriting extends well beyond the genres usually associated with his work — country, folk, rockabilly and blues —… More »

Whitney Houston’s 10 Best Songs That Radio Forgot

By: Robbie Daw // February 21, 2012

Whitney Houston may be gone, but she will never be forgotten. However, the same can’t be said for some of her singles over the years. Since The Voice appeared on the scene in the mid-’80s, radio has been kind to such classics as “I Will Always Love You”, “How Will I Know”, “The… More »

Grammys Backlash: 10 Artists Who Are Over The Awards Show

By: Mike Wass // February 9, 2012

For as long as there have been music awards, there have been musicians with opinions about those music awards, and the Grammys are no exception. Depending on your point of view, Arcade Fire trumping commercial heavyweights Lady Gaga, Eminem and Katy Perry for Album of the Year at last year’s ceremony was either the event’… More »

The Best — And Worst! — National Anthem Performances Football Has Ever Seen

By: Idolator Staff // February 2, 2012

In just three days, Super Bowl XLVI will be under way in Indianapolis. There will be touchdowns, Madonna, M.I.A., LMFAO, maybe Cee Lo Green, bets won and bets lost. There will also be flags flown and an anthem sung, as is the custom for big American sports spectacles. This, to many, is the biggest of… More »

11 Songs For Singles This Valentine’s Day

By: Mike Wass // February 1, 2012

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. For music fans, that means being serenaded by power ballads, slow jams and schmaltzy love-song dedications every time you turn on the radio. But what if Cupid’s arrow whizzed straight past you this year and hit someone else? Nobody wants to hear “The Power Of Love” while… More »

Madonna’s 10 Best Songs That Radio Forgot

By: Robbie Daw // January 25, 2012

Madonna is on a triumphant streak lately that is quite fit for a queen. In addition to scoring a Golden Globe Award, the Material Girl has her directorial effort W.E. — which just earned an Oscar nomination — hitting theaters on February 3, will perform at the Super Bowl two days after that and ha… More »

Etta James R.I.P. — 10 Amazing Covers To Honor Her Memory

By: Idolator Staff // January 20, 2012

It is with a heavy heart that the music industry, and the world, says goodbye to one of the greatest female vocalists of all time today. Etta James, the legendary soul singer most famously known for her 1960 rendition of the softly swaying love song “At Last,” passed away in California on Friday (January 20)… More »

The 10 Most Memorable Super Bowl Halftime Performances Of All Time

By: Idolator Staff // January 19, 2012

On February 5, Indianapolis will host Super Bowl XLVI — the 46th iteration of America’s biggest game. Millions of fans will gather ’round the television set with seven-layer dip and cold drinks to watch an epic match-up of teams, the year’s funniest and most expensive commercials and most importantly — as far a… More »

Rihanna Named Top-Selling Digital Artist, Beats Out Lady Gaga, Eminem

By: Robbie Daw // January 6, 2012

Adele may have ruled 2011 with the top album and single and Kanye West may be watching the throne, but it’s Rihanna who’s actually sitting on the throne, as far as digital tracks are concerned. The “You Da One” pop minx has captured the title of best-selling digital artist of all time by Nielsen SoundScan,… More »

The 12 Most Anticipated Pop Albums Of 2012

By: Idolator Staff // January 2, 2012

The new year promises a lot of enticing milestones for our favorite artists: Britney Spears’ third wedding, Justin Bieber becoming a legal adult, the arrival of Boof Boof 4 Knowles-Carter and so on. But of course, the pop happenings we’re most anticipating are the ones that happen in the studio — namely, a roster… More »

Idolator’s 2011 Music Video Awards

By: Becky Bain // December 29, 2011

Because there were so many music videos to emerge in 2011, we have to give props where props are due. As it would be impossible to simply call one music video the “Best Music Video of 2011,” for the first time ever, we’re naming winners in a bunch of categories based on the major theme… More »

Beyonce Shares Her Top 10 Songs Of 2011

By: Becky Bain // December 29, 2011

Though Beyonce may or may not be currently holed up in a New York hospital awaiting the arrival of Boof Boof Knowles-Carter (or whatever she actually decides to name her baby), the singer is tiding us over by revealing her Top 10 favorite songs of 2011 on her website. Bey’s tastes lean towards hip-hop o… More »

PopJustice’s Best Songs And Albums Of 2011

By: Becky Bain // December 22, 2011

Our pop peers over at UK music site PopJustice unveiled their picks for the Top 33 Albums and the Top 45 Singles of 2011, and their lists offer both the familiar and the fresh — Lady Gaga’s Born This Way topped their album picks, while Martin Solveig’s collaboration with Dragonette on “Hello” was their… More »

Britney Spears’ “How I Roll” Named #1 Song Of The Year By ‘Rolling Stone’

By: Becky Bain // December 21, 2011

Rolling Stone‘s Rob Sheffield, who writes for the publication’s Pop Life blog, gave his picks for the Top 25 Songs of 2011, and there are some real head-scratchers in this bunch: Adele’s “Rolling In The Deep” didn’t even make the Top 10, while Rebecca Black’s “Friday” came in at #9?! And a… More »

Jennifer Lopez, Rebecca Black Had Most Watched YouTube Videos In 2011

By: Robbie Daw // December 21, 2011

When it came to living vicariously through music videos this year, it seems you all either wanted to go hard on the floor or thank God it’s Friday, Friday, Friday. YouTube has published a few year-end lists, including its Most Viewed YouTube Videos Globally (Excluding Videos From Major Music Labels) and Most Watched Videos From… More »

Lady Gaga Most Overrated, Madonna Most Anticipated: ‘Billboard’ Readers Poll

By: Robbie Daw // December 16, 2011

Out with the new and in with the, er, mature? Billboard turned the usual year-end list mania over to its readers via polls that asked them to have their say in such categories as Best Awards Show Performance (the winners: Rihanna and Britney Spears at the Billboard Music Awards), Best Festival Performance (Coldplay at Glastonbury),… More »

Lady Gaga Is Top Female Music Earner, Says ‘Forbes’

By: Robbie Daw // December 15, 2011

Lady Gaga knows all about being a fame monster, but turns out she’s quite the cash cow, to boot. Forbes, the publication with a penchant for ranking celebs and their cha-ching, has followed up its World’s Most Powerful Women list with the roundup of Top-Earning Women In Music. See where your favorite money-making divas, such… More »

Best Songs Of 2011: The Top 10 Pop Non-Singles Of The Year

By: Robbie Daw // December 14, 2011

Sure, there have been a boatload of decent singles that made an impact both on the charts and in pop culture in 2011. But there were also plenty of outstanding tracks tucked away on your favorite pop artists’ albums that never got their day in the sun. Sometimes it may seem like a no-brainer whe… More »

‘Saturday Night Live': The Best Pop Star Sketches

By: Becky Bain // December 9, 2011

Katy Perry is bringing her sass and charm (and possibly a range of accents) to Saturday Night Live this weekend. We’re curious to see how well Katy does her first time as host, as well as how many times the writers will make use of her cleavage in a sketch. To celebrate her hosting… More »

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